Inspiration! The contagiousness of generosity

The act of sharing helps inspire others to share

With yet another major tragedy in our wake, many people are thinking about what can be done to help.

That makes this a good time to remember that generosity is, in fact, contagious.  People's propensity to act with kindness, charity, or benevolence is, in part, driven by how much they see that action as a social norm compared to those around them.

It even was shown to work with expressions of empathy.  Knowing that people are highly empathetic towards a group or situation makes us more likely to act with compassion and generosity towards them.

So the more empathy we share and the more generously we act, the more we'll inspire each other to show generosity.  That's pretty cool, if you ask me.

Source: PS Mag

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